Special Report

The County in Every State Where the Most People Live Below the Poverty Line

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Hawaii: Hawaii County
> Poverty rate: 15.6% (Hawaii: 9.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 30,632 (Hawaii: 130,649)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 19.7% (Hawaii: 10.8%)
> Median household income: $62,409 (Hawaii: $81,275)

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Idaho: Shoshone County
> Poverty rate: 19.4% (Idaho: 13.1%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,398 (Idaho: 221,256)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 18.2% (Idaho: 9.8%)
> Median household income: $39,386 (Idaho: $55,785)

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Illinois: Jackson County
> Poverty rate: 26.5% (Illinois: 12.5%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 14,307 (Illinois: 1,557,873)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 19.0% (Illinois: 12.8%)
> Median household income: $37,241 (Illinois: $65,886)

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Indiana: Delaware County
> Poverty rate: 21.9% (Indiana: 13.4%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 23,562 (Indiana: 867,996)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.4% (Indiana: 9.8%)
> Median household income: $43,512 (Indiana: $56,303)

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Iowa: Decatur County
> Poverty rate: 18.4% (Iowa: 11.5%)
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,331 (Iowa: 348,122)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.6% (Iowa: 10.2%)
> Median household income: $44,462 (Iowa: $60,523)